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Launch Chair on "Data Protection On The Ground"

Thursday, 13 December, 2018 - 09:00 to Thursday, 13 December, 2018 - 13:30
Atelier des Tanneurs
Rue des Tanneurs 58-62, 1000 Brussels
VUB Chair Data Protection On The Ground
0032 2 629 1 629

On 13 December 2018, the new VUB Chair on "Data Protection On The Ground" will be launched. This new chair promotes the investigation into actual practices of data privacy in organizations and the dissemination of best practices. The focus of its research is on developments in four sectors: smart cities, health, media, and banking.
The Chair holder is prof. Jo Pierson, the doctoral researcher is Mrs. Ine van Zeeland, and the research is coordinated by the research center imec-SMIT (Studies on Media, Innovation & Technology) in collaboration with the research group LSTS (Law, Science Technology & Society) and Mr. Willem Debeuckelaere (President Data Protection Authority). The Chair was established in partnership with BNP Paribas Fortis.



The programme for the launch ceremony will be as follows:

  • Speech by VUB rector Caroline Pauwels
  • Speech by Willem Debeuckelaere, president of the Belgian Data Protection Authority
  • Academic vision and agenda by Prof. Jo Pierson
    Coffee break
  • Panel debate with representatives of the four sectors (smart cities, health, media, banking)
  • Speech by Philippe De Backer, Belgian State Secretary for Privacy
  • Speech by Prof. Georges Ataya, Academic Director Executive Programs, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management



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